This summer, we found that the saying “abs are made in the kitchen” couldn’t be truer! While working out is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, our food choices prove to be just as, if not more, important when it comes to staying in shape. To keep your metabolism running as fast as ever, try incorporating these five metabolism boosting foods into your diet! (Read: How to Speed Up Your Metabolism and Lose Weight)
5 Powerful Metabolism-Boosting Secrets
1. Chili Peppers
Heating up your diet can help out when it comes to burning off those extra carbs! The capsaicin found in hot peppers is responsible for the burning sensation you feel upon eating them. Because the body interprets this burning sensation as pain, it stimulates the body’s pain receptors and increases blood circulation and metabolic rate. This increase in metabolism can last for up to three hours and drastically improves the amount of calories you burn. Add a few chili peppers to your favorite soup and enjoy!
Grapefruit is a serious superfood! Not only is it packed with tons of vitamins, but it also contains an antioxidant called naringenin, which helps your body effectively use insulin. Using insulin correctly means that you’ll be able to maintain healthy blood sugar levels and burn more calories! Grapefruit is also low in calories, making it the perfect fruit to easily snack on!
Water! Water! Water! Water may be one of the best-kept metabolism-boosting secrets that most people forget about or don’t drink enough of. Cold water makes your body work to reheat its body temperature and burns calories in the process! Water also keeps you feeling full, helping you not cave on those unhealthy snacks later on in the day. Drinking six cups of cold water per day can help you shed 15 pounds or more every year, and maintain that healthy body you’ve been working hard for. Instead of drinking unhealthy beverages high in sugar and artificial ingredients, add a few fresh fruit slices for a hint of flavor to your glass of water.
Eating oats can drastically increase your health! They’re full of vital nutrients that your body needs to run smoothly. Plus, the complex carbohydrates and soluble fiber require a lot of calories to break down and digest, meaning that your body will burn more calories in the meantime! Oats also help regulate your insulin levels, give you a boost of long-lasting energy, and prevent you from storing extra fat.
In recent years, the benefits of using tea to detox have been brought to light with celebrities like the Kardashians, Victoria Justice, and Vanessa Hudgens using them to boost their metabolisms and safely shed a few pounds.
A teatox is a specially formulated, low or no calorie tea that is powerful in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that detoxify your body fast. They are becoming extremely popular because they don’t involve any hard-to-swallow pills or dieting!
One of the most popular, the SkinnyFit 28-Day Teatox, has been carefully crafted so that each one of its powerful ingredients work together flawlessly, helping you easily reap the maximum amount of weight loss benefits. The antioxidants in the SkinnyFit blend have been shown to help your body burn an extra 70-100 calories per day! These calories burned can easily add up, helping you lose a quick 5, 10 or 20 pounds. This teatox also contains 15 superfood ingredients and 28 essential vitamins and minerals that work to increase your energy, diminish bloating, improve your hair, skin and nails, and so much more.
This tea is so versatile that it can be made to everyone’s liking! Whether you’re a fan of a hot cup of tea in the morning or a refreshing iced tea at lunch, this teatox is the perfect option! The debloating effects of this teatox make it the perfect drink to sip on before any pageant to make sure your tummy is looking tight, toned and flatter than ever!
Adding these foods into your diet will help to get you one step closer to your pageant goals. If you are really serious about winning the crown, talk to one of our Personal Trainers who can help you form a nutrition plan according to your goals.